Earlier this week at the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas, Aerotenna announced the release of a new miniaturized collision avoidance radar and SoC FPGA flight controller for all drone platforms.
When it comes to sensing and collision avoidance, vision, ultrasonic and LiDAR have been the most commonly used sensors. Despite radar’s robustness and reliability in all-weather, all-terrain and all lighting conditions, until recently it has not been considered a practical sensing solution for smaller drones due to size, weight and cost.
Our mission at Aerotenna is to provide robust sensing and processing solutions that are affordable and easy to integrate with any airframe and flight stack. This year we introduced microwave sensing to the commercial and consumer drone industries with the release of the μLanding compact radar altimeter and μSharp 360° collision avoidance radar, both of which have received stellar feedback from a number of drone manufacturers and service providers.
The newly released μSharp Patch is a single-direction collision avoidance radar designed to meet the need for smaller and more robust collision avoidance sensors. This microwave radar patch is an affordable, low power and easy-to-integrate collision avoidance solution for even the smallest drones.
- Miniaturized design (6.5 x 4.5 x 0.8cm) with low power consumption (<1.5 W)
- Robust and reliable performance in any weather and lighting condition
- Advanced target detection and recognition algorithms
μSharp Patch collision avoidance radar
The newly released OcPoC mini is engineered to enable sensor fusion and onboard real-time processing for multi-sensor drone platforms. With over 100 I/Os for sensor integration and redundancy, ARM processor and FPGA structure, OcPoC mini has the processing power and efficiency to handle complex drone applications while maintaining safe and stable flight. Just like the µSharp Patch, OcPoC mini has easy integration with any airframe and open-source flight stack.
We believe the addition of radar sensing as well as sensor fusion and real-time processing capabilities to commercial and consumer drones is a crucial step in the advancement towards smarter and safer drones. We look forward to opportunities in working together with the community to make Aerotenna's latest technology and solutions available to more DIYers!
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